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L’Oréal TOP DRUG STORE MAKEUP / HAIR / SKIN | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I’m actually so excited to write this and I’ve been waiting for some time because I’ve been working closely with a couple different departments of L’Oréal and I will say of all of the companies I have had the pleasure of working work L’Oréal takes the cake with dedication – fearless and love for it’s creators.
IF you’ve had the pleasure of working with L’Oréal or L’Oréal luxe
you will understand when I say how amazing of a company they are.


L’Oréal Paris offers a complete range of make-up products, from trendy innovations to makeup bag essentials.

We have the know-how and product performance to give you what you are looking for in your make up. You’ll feel worth it with perfectly defined eyebrows, your ideal shade of lipstick, sophisticated nail polish colours, a flawless face and eyes to steal the show no matter the occasion.

Whether you need your everyday routine or you’re getting ready for a fabulous red-carpet night out, explore our make up range to find your match

Alright, I know, I know what you’re all here for – first I want to talk about makeup from L’Oréal and how much it’s stepped up it’s game – complexion (1) Infallible Colour Correcting Kit vs. MAKE UP FOREVER five (5) Camouflage Cream Palette I truly thought from using MAKE UP FOREVER cream palette that it would be such a winner but it didn’t even come close to L’Oréal and I’m not sure if its because L’Oréal made theirs after so the formula is better and pigmentation is more secure – honestly to compare the price of one (1) too another its really a no brainer, if you want color correction and coverage you would find L’Oréal in my kit over MAKE UP FOREVER in this case.

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NEXT ➡️ L’Oréal Infallible PRO-MATTE 24h Foundation I love just as so many other influencers do, the Infallible line from L’Oréal offers so many foundations for so many skin needs, skin types, coverage levels and so much more. L’Oréal is full to medium coverage, but it feels extremely light, In other words, it doesn’t feel cakey on the skin, it is a 24-hour foundation but I will say it doesn’t last 24-hours, but it comes very close.
I apply this foundation with my Beauty Blender because I feel it leaves it smoother and more even on my face, rather than with the typical foundation brush. Another thing I liked a lot was that, with drugstore foundations it’s common that they don’t come in many shades but L’Oréal  has one for almost every skin color – also L’Oréal is one of the only drugstore brands to carry foundations and products for every skin tone.

I put this foundation against Charlotte Tilbury Light Wonder as it has amazing matte properties to the product along with many, many other benefits and this is where it became fun too me! I created mini heat wave on two different models and L’Oréal outlasted CT but not by that much : then I created a little caught in the rain moment and L’Oréal beat CT by a long, long, looooooong shot.

What I found, CT claims to be only 18-hour wear that is very untrue, you will be lucky to get even 5-hours. L’Oréal claims to be 24-hour, which I don’t want to say isn’t true because you will get almost 20-hours from this product.

None of the caused breakout when worn overnight but we all know you shouldn’t ever sleep with your makeup on.

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PRO TIP ➡️ USING A TESTER APPLY STRIP LINE OF THE FOUNDATION DOWN THE BACK OF YOUR HAND WAIT 60 SECONDS TO SEE IF THE AIR (OXIDIZATION) WILL HAVE AN EFFECT OF THE COLOR PAYOFF AND SHADE AND PICK ONE SHADE LIGHTER.

SIDE NOTE ➡️ PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT THIS IS IN NO WAY A BASH AT ANY OF THE OTHER BRANDS THAT I PUT AGAIST THE BRAND!

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LOVE ALWAYS,

 

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Smile – I’m back | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What’s going on guys – thanks for the patience as I took my break!

Lots has happen to me since saying goodbye for a bit. I just want to say say thanks for the wishes of wellness but it wasn’t a ‘break’ but an evolutionary break.

If anyone knows me they would know that I’m a damn hopeless romantic and so much, men have come in and out of my life leaving me with a hole punched in my chest.

Happily this time around I’ve waited before saying I’ve met the men who I’m 99.9% sure I will spend the rest of my life with, and we are now engaged. He’s the most amazing caring and beautiful man I’ve ever met and we have the same birthday! So crazy.

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I will tell you all there is a website and a new press kit that has been developed so I will be leaving WordPress in the near future for my personal website of work, clients, partners, and Press credits. sadly due to partnering with TooFaced Cosmetics after going gold on WordPress earlier this year and loosing clients due to my own stupidity and WordPress advertising restrictions – Tarte Cosmetics will now be a main sponsorship and partnership as per.

I’ve worked from, L.A – toronto – NEW YORK and lived from each of those places (all with the man of my dreams) developing content and working with amazing influencers and my work with EOne (Entertainment One) has kept me too busy. With that said, I miss blogging and I now have the chance to slow down and work with top beauty brands in my brand new office in my brand new house.

If anyone knows my past they know what I am capable of in my future and I will bring you all to your knees, in the best way.

With Halloween around the corner I will be releasing some cool content over the next couple of days and slowly I’ll get to your emails and comments.

Remember ➡️ PA (personal assistant) kevinmakeupandthecity@gmail.com for Press / Media and thank you to review.com for reaching out but this is a public denial of you using any of my content for your website.

Stay tuned. 🤘🏻

Remember appreciate life and what you have because it can be gone in a blink.

Love always,

TIFF (toronto international film festival) client list and work | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

Dianna Agron at the Toronto Film Festival premiere for Novitiate on September 11, 2017. DRESS – Christian Dior MUA and makeup partner – Tarte – Kameron Smith. artist brushes used only.

Brie Larson at the Toronto (@torontolife) Film Festival (@tiff_net) premiere for Unicorn Store on 09/11/17. Dress : Schiaparelli Couture MUA and makeup partner : Kameron Smith (@esteelauder) Jewelry : Tiffany & Co. @tiffanyandco

Tatiana Maslany for The Hollywood Reporter – TIFF 2017 – MUA and makeup partner – Estée Lauder – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

Armie Hammer for Variety Studio, Toronto International Film Festival, Canada – September 9, 2017 – Men’s grooming – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

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‘The Mountain Between Us’ premiere, Toronto International Film Festival – September 10, 2017 – Kate’s MUA assistant and makeup partner – Dior – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

Rachel McAdams at the Toronto Film Festival Premiere for Disobedience DRESS – Elie Saab MUA and makeup partner – YSL – Kameron Smith. Artis brushes used only.

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STAY TUNED! | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I'm going to be covering a few things being like bad kid late going back to school must haves, NEW WRITERS and new partnerships will be announced! Just have to bare with me as it's TIFF (TORONTO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL) so I've been here there, on my back, side – you name it! Wow it's crazy, but I kinda need it and miss this avenue of work.

I also just shot a new campaign with Charlie which if you didn't know it's men's underwear and everything else. Even if you're super small! So it's an amazing company to promote and work with. I just got back from a little trip and it was so beautiful and again, needed! I feel so much more like myself which is so amazing to me because with all the things that have happen in the past month I truly didn't think I'd get out of bed be thank yoü! and you know who you are kid!

So check back I hope you all have an amazing and safe weekend! Be smart and check back I do have some posts don't but they are on a release schedule (another fun part of loosing ownership) but it's gotta be in sync with the products launch.

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Tech industry gets a makeover – or is it makeup receiving an update | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

What's up makeupandthecity,

I'm really sorry for my absence lately I don't really have a reason for it as of now other then how can I possibly influence and inform you(s) when I'm not doing so well, if I was to see myself right now, I wouldn't even recognize myself. Maybe it's the season change that's got me down, or just even more of a realization that time is the ultimate killer.

Is it just me or are beauty products starting to look less like regular pots of cream with tamper-proof packaging – and more like something that should come with a two-year manufacturing warranty? It's almost crazy to me to see how much of the beauty industry is now run by a technical component.

We now have a mirror that checks your skin for any wrinkles, dark circles or blemishes, before making product recommendations based on its analysis. It stores the data for future use which only you can access after “logging in” using your face as the passcode. So if you’ve started using a new skincare product and want to see if there are any noticeable changes after a few weeks, you can pull up previous data (via your smartphone or the mirror itself) to check for signs of progress. The point is, it leads to actionable changes – whether that means switching to a new routine or continuing with your favourite products – based onevidence, not what you think might have happened.

L’Oréal Group is aggressively investing in innovating hi-tech beauty products through its Technology Incubator. This incubatorconcentrates solely on technological innovation.

The company has unveiled a string of products through different brands: My UV Patch by skincare brand La Roche-Posay; Le Teint Particulier Custom Made Makeup by cosmetics brand Lancôme; and a smartbrush produced with Kérastase, a hair-care brand, and Withings, a consumer electronics company that falls under Nokia.

Kinda crazy to think about don't you think? My UV Patch, resembles the look and feel of a non-permanent sticker tattoo – a symbol of our childhood youth – which can adhere to and stretch to match the movement of your skin. It’s just 50 micrometres thick, about half the thickness of an average strand of human hair. The patch uses photosensitive dyes that change colour according to the level of UV rays it is exposed to, which you can take a photo of and upload to an app to find out how much sun you’ve been getting.

By now we should all know just how dangerous that lovely sun exposure is doing, actually, is hurting your skin.

DIOR : BACKSTAGE PROS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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Ahh the partnership I’ve wanted since I started MAKEUPANDTHECITY I got, but at this point I’ve got to choose and I’ve got nothing to loose. Heres the 411 – LVMH is extremely hard to work with, and hard to get on any level if PR or support because they are the top or the top when it comes to luxury makeup! If you didn’t know LVMH stands for Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton SE, better known as LVMH, is a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate, native of France and headquartered in Paris – I’ve learned that a large reason why they don’t send out PR or work with bloggers or influencers is mainly because when we manager to find a correct email for who we want to talk to, either in the US or CANADA there is no warehouse to pull items from they have to place orders months in advance because it all comes from Paris.

I actually gave up on working for LVMH until it happen to me on accident really, I connected with a wonderful woman on LinkedIn and we talked on there, which lead to e-mails, and other social platforms and what does she do? PR for LVMH and DIOR I was amazing, she didn’t have to send me what she did or continue to support me for the credit and set exposure but she’s such an amazing person inside and out –  she hooked me up and actually has become a friend; so there was my foot in the door to the world of LVMH and affiliated brands. I can’t say enough nice things about LVMH now that I really understand how they work and why it’s an ‘exclusive‘ club that you need a key to get into.

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I had probably again one of the worst nights of my life, so when I finally come home I was not expecting what was in the box – I know she was going to be sending me some things but not like this, I was like damn is this the shelf at Sephora poured beautifully into a box?

It was the perfect illusion I desperately needed at that time.

➡️ I will say, lately with my life being so up and down, and being here, then there, and just throwing myself into my work maybe and not daring to allow myself to come up for air, I’m just trying to distract myself from the bigger picture, but still I stand here waiting for you.

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MOVIES THAT MAKE YOU THINK : (2014) BOYS | MAKEUPANDTHECITY

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I used to do a post called “DATE NIGHT” which was just about a good movie(s) and my opinions on them and now being employed by EOne (Entertainment One) I get to go through so many LGBT (international) archives which I love so much!
So – I’m now going to keep that going a little bit more but it’s going to be ‘movies that make you think’ because sometimes you can watch a movie and it can completely change your thought process even for a day, or a couple hours.

This movie is called Boys but is originally called Jongens which is Boys in Dutch, so yes this movie will play with English Subtitles! If you happen to be apart of the LGBT community this movie will mean a little something more to you then others, it’s truly the typical love story that many of us can relate to or we really want too. Not to mention the character who plays Sieger (Actor : Gijs Blom) couldn’t be anymore handsome and such a good fit for the character.

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The storyline of BOYS tells the story of Sieger, a sporty, rather quiet 15-year-old boy who discovers love during the summer holidays. Sieger is training in the new athletics team for the national relay championships and meets the intriguing and unpredictable Marc. The friendship that develops seems nothing out of the ordinary, but Sieger secretly harbours stronger feelings for Marc. He engages in a lonely struggle with himself when it emerges that Marc is also in love with him. With his best friend Stef, Sieger discovers a motocross track outside the village. Events soon take on a momentum of their own as Sieger quickly becomes involved with Jessica. At last, he counts for something in the eyes of his tough older brother Eddy, who is secretly using the track to tear around on a moped. Sieger keeps quiet about this to his father, who often clashes with the rebellious Eddy since their mother’s death. Sieger tries to make peace between the two, but his mind is elsewhere, as he finds it increasingly.

➡️ It was a made for TV movie but it took the Film Festival circuit by storm, although the ending is very fitting for this movie, I, just like many of you was left wanting more, I understand people wanted to see more then kissing and more passion and exploring but you have to remember they are play fifteen (15) year olds and its not called “BOYS ON FILM” so we have to respect that this is just a love story and like in real life what we don’t see is well none of our business.

⭐ It got 7.9 out of 10 – which is no surprise at all, it is an amazing movie filled with love, self discovery, first kisses and it will have you connected from the get go.

I personally give this movie ⭐⭐⭐⭐ out of ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

Director : Mischa Kamp

If you’re into subtitles, hot guys, first love situations and self acceptance this is a movie you should watch, its absolutely cute and with some truly memorable moments that you will think about days later and smile which is the best part of a good film is when it sticks with you.

If you take the time to catch this movie, get at me and let know your thoughts, what did you think of the ending? Was it hand to loose the smile on your face after the movie ended? speechless.

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